SQL databases with in-memory column stores, NoSQL with query languages; it looks like the two schools of database design have begun to merge.
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Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of a new version of its Azure SQL database before year-end which is aimed at simplifying the move of database applications to the cloud.
Although organizations are exploring No-SQL and Big Data databases, many would like to access these data stores using a SQL interface. FoundationDB is now offering a SQL "personality" for their key-value store database.
Organizations that have maintained their investment in traditional SQL-based databases -- and are seeing the limitations of these databases -- have started adding No-SQL and Big Data databases to their portfolio. FoundationDB believes its database can do it all.
Microsoft is tweaking its Azure SQL cloud database pricing, guaranteed uptime and more ahead of making its new tiers generally available.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.
What's a developer to do when a high-performance - but very small - database is needed for a project? FairCom believes that its c-treeACE family of navigational databases can be the solution.
Big trends in the No Design Database era and other takeaways from MongoDB's first user conference.
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
Because of the number of firms using its databases, Oracle has high hopes for its in-memory database architecture.
A newly-published Microsoft patent supports rumours about the design of its smartwatch.
Microsoft is retiring its SQL Web and Business cloud-database service tiers in April 2015 and replacing them with new Basic, Standard and Premium ones.
If you're seeking something more comfortable than a standard-design keyboard, Microsoft has a couple of options that could fit the bill.
Microsoft's original Surface with Windows RT earned high praise for its design, but it was a flop in the marketplace. One year later, Microsoft is back with a beefed-up Surface 2. Can this year's model earn the respect that eluded its predecessor?
Microsoft has rearchitected its logo and its Bing.com site to reflect the fact Bing is no longer just a search engine on a Web page.
Microsoft has opened up to testers the limited preview of the premium tier of its Windows Azure SQL database for business-critical applications.
The console-gaming market is at a major inflection point, but this week Apple was more interested in design geekery than mounting a challenge against Sony and Microsoft in that multi-billion dollar industry. Apple has all the ducks lined up – so why did it just blow its biggest-ever gaming opportunity?
With its 1.1 release, the "NewSQL" player strikes at the Microsoft ecosystem with ADO.NET, LINQ, and Entity Framework providers ... and a migration tool to poach databases from SQL Server.
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